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A study investigated the effects of quality children's literature on positive social behaviors in the classroom. A third grade class of 20 students and their classroom teacher were surveyed on eight positive social behaviors of responsibility, honesty, courage, work value, self-discipline, compassion, and friendship and loyalty, which are reflected in quality children's literature. After each topic on the eight positive social behaviors was introduced, quality fiction for children was read and discussed, and students were given daily activities to practice the positive social behaviors demonstrated in the literature. The students were then given a self-management survey. Data were analyzed using t-test of independent means. Results indicated that there was a significant difference in positive social behaviors demonstrated by third-grade students when read children's literature with positive social behaviors. (Includes one table of data and three figures--the survey, a list of the fiction used, and suggested extension activities; contains seven references.) (Author/NKA)

Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Educational Research, Fiction, Grade 3, Primary Education, Self Management, Social Behavior, Student Behavior, Student Development, Student Surveys











Author: Rominger, Polly E.; Kariuki, Patrick

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7617&id=ED413598







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